5 Things You Didn’t Know About Fleas and Ticks

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  I’m grateful to live in Southern California where our generally arid climate doesn’t support the lifecycle of fleas, ticks, and other arthropods as well as parts of the country that are more humid and commensurately warm.  As a result, fleas and ticks don’t thrive as well and infestations can be isolated to regional pockets […]

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Clinical Signs, Infectious Diseases, and Natural Treatment Options for Fleas

Some Dogs Prefer to Be Scratched Instead of Scratching Themselves

This article originally appeared on Dr Mahaney’sThe Daily Vet column on petMD. Fleas are a subject of much disdain for people and pets alike. No pet owner wants to see their beloved Fido or Fluffy subjected to the blood sucking physiologic needs of the flea. Preventing flea infestation takes a consistent effort on behalf of the […]

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Bot Fly Larvae Are My Zebras

Photo of Patrick Mahaney Eats Bot Fly Larva

During veterinary school, there are many illnesses about which we burgeoning doctors are educated. Many are common diseases which we face in clinical practice on a regular basis. Others are less common and are given the nickname “zebras”. I just treated one of these zebras in the form of bot fly (Dermatobia Hominisor) larvae removal […]

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